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178dThe Bulletin by Anand Vasu in Mohali

Gloom has the final say

The curtain came down on a dull, dreary unsatisfactory day a little before 3.30pm when play was called off

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

R Dravid
95(208) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 27 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 14 11 11 27 8 3 13
V Sehwag
76(89) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 50 runs
  • 7x4 - 0x6
8 0 3 13 27 10 8 7

Best performances - Bowlers

A Kumble
O29.4
M8
R76
W5
Eco2.56
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MM Patel
O13
M4
R25
W4
Eco1.92
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

ENGLAND 300(103.4 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

INDIA 338(96.2 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

ENGLAND 181(76.1 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

INDIA 144/1(33 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

END OF OVER:
33 | 6 Runs | INDIA: 144/1

  • Virender Sehwag76 (89b)
  • Rahul Dravid42 (77b)
  • Monty Panesar11-0-48-0
  • Paul Collingwood3-1-20-0

India win by 9 wickets and the they go one up in the series with one more Test to go. Handshakes all around and the players walk back to the pavilion, chasing 144 could have been a tricky affair but Jaffer and Sehwag started off well and Dravid continued with the good work once Jaffer was out, to start with Sehwag played an uncharacteristic subdued innings and towards the end opened up nicely, in the end it took them just 33 overs to wrap it up. Sehwag getting back to form was the highlight of the day along with Munaf Patel's fiery spell of seam bowling. Anil Kumble gets the man of the match award for his nine wickets. The young England team crumbled under pressure and they have lot of thinking to do as we move to Bombay for the third and final match of the series, that match starts on the 18th of March (Saturday) and we will be on live as and when the first ball is bowled, be sure to join us then - Cheers!

32.6
1
Panesar to Sehwag, 1 run, there it is! comes down the track and drives it down to long-on, easy single and it's party time in the stands!
32.5
1
Panesar to Dravid, 1 run, quicker delivery, Dravid was looking to work it away on the leg side, ball clips the leading edge and lobs up over the bowler
32.4
0
Panesar to Dravid, no run, cut away off the back-foot to the point region
32.3
0
Panesar to Dravid, no run, turned away on the leg side, no room for a single there
32.2
4
Panesar to Dravid, FOUR runs, on the stumps, Dravid quickly goes down on one knee and slogs it away to the backward square leg fence, just two more needed now!
32.1
0
Panesar to Dravid, no run, punched back to the bowler
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